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4 arrested for engaging in examination malpractice

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

The Uganda National Examination Board (Uneb) together with police yesterday arrested two head teachers and two students for allegedly engaging in malpractice in the ongoing Senior Four examinations.

In an interview at his office in Ntinda, Kampala, yesterday, Uneb executive director Daniel Odongo said the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations were progressing well, until yesterday when they recorded one case of impersonation in Kawempe Division, Kampala.

The Uneb spokesperson, Ms Jenipher Kalule, said the examination body’s legal officer, in liaison with police at Kawempe Police Station, arrested two head teachers and two students of schools in Kawempe Division.  

Ms Kalule said a “very bright” Senior Three male student was hired to sit the exams of a female Senior Four student, allegedly with the knowledge of the head teacher of the school. The boy was reportedly promised a Shs500,000 reward.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Mr Patrick Onyango, confirmed the arrests, saying the suspects were in police custody.

Mr Onyango said the suspicion started on Monday upon detecting the use of the same examination index numbers by two different students.